Richard George

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I was educated at Oxford University, reading Latin and Greek at The Queen's College. The college's outstanding poet is Ernest Dowson.

I was awarded a Doctorate on the Roman epigrammatist Martial in 1994.

The following year I had a breakdown and had to abandon the academic life. The year after that the Muses came. Nothing has been the same since.
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  • dr.joachim.ruf@web.de (6/29/2018 12:15:00 PM)

    Please would you tell me in which book is your poem “ The mermaid of... “ is published. Thank you.

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  • Joachim Ruf (6/29/2018 10:54:00 AM)

    I want to know more about the author Richard George. Thanks

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  • Pradeep Dhavakumar (5/1/2005 1:27:00 AM)

    Your poems are very good.I enjoyed most of them.Thanks for sharing.And Keep writing.

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  • ***** ***** (4/19/2005 4:35:00 PM)

    You are delivering some very nice work at the moment Richard, well done and keep posting, Sxx

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  • ***** ***** (4/15/2005 5:39:00 PM)

    Your poetry is really touching, but so sad, so final.. I hope everything is okay with you, Sx

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Best Poem of Richard George

After An Exam

Finished! So has she,
With ages left to go:
We sweep our desks, and chase each other

Out from ink and white
Into soft grey afternoon.
She asks me back for tea:

This stolen hour, our prize.
I look around, my mind
Still minutes, seconds quick:

Scruffy furniture,
And crib-sheets everywhere.
I turn my gaze on her:

The glasses, lips too full,
That centre-parted hair.
She smiles at me a smile

Down at heel and sweet,
Modestly disowning
A claim to be beautiful.

But now she smiles, she is,
This hour we steal from ...

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